Classical  Conversations

Classical Christian Community

 

Mission: We believe the purpose of education is to know God and to make Him known.

God has hidden His truth and beauty in every subject.  It is our pleasure as students and teachers to discover Him as we learn.  Our studies should prepare us to reason clearly, speak eloquently, calculate accurately, and write persuasively so that we have the ability to know God and to make him known.

 

Classical:  We believe classical education embodies the most natural tools of learning.

We hide God’s Word in our heart, align our thoughts to God’s, and share the love of Christ with our neighbor.  He has perfectly equipped each one of us to obey Him. Words, thoughts, and actions are analogous to the classical arts of grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric.

 

Christian:  We believe Truth is required to inculcate wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life,” our Lord Jesus taught of himself.  Parents must pray unceasingly for the grace and mercy needed to better reflect the image of God while demonstrating how to love God with their whole body, mind, and soul.

 

Community:  We believe the accountability of community both sharpens and humbles its members.  

The classical education community allows us to strengthen clear thinking skills while learning to love our neighbor. For harmonious community, we must put others before ourselves, just as we practice at home with our family.

Support Representative Kristin Nelson knelson@classicalconversations.com

 

Program Highlights

Foundations: The first step in learning anything is to learn its basic parts and vocabulary.  Young children love repeating songs, chanting rhymes, and pronouncing big words. In the Classical Conversations Foundations program, surrounded by friends and parents, children from K4 to sixth grade practice the art of grammar through naming, attending, memorizing, expressing, and storytelling as they acquire building blocks for later learning.

Foundations/Essentials Director:  Lorra Casson cclakeviewauburn@gmail.com

 

Essentials, Challenges A, B, and I:  The second step in learning is to sort, compare, and understand the words and basic parts.  We learn these skills through more abstract activities such as arguing, refuting, and discussing.  Children generally enjoy this process most between the ages of 10 and 14. The Classical Conversations Essentials program and the first three years of the Challenge program hone the art of dialectic through questions, persuasive writing, discussion, and debate.

Challenge A Director:  Heather Martin cclakeviewcha@gmail.com
Challenge B Director:  Laura Webb laurakwebb@gmail.com